Jal Shakti Ministry Grants Performance Incentive To 7 States
The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti on March 27 approved Rs 465-crore performance incentives to seven states for successfully implementing the Jal Jeevan Mission. The states to avail the incentives are Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur. While Gujarat performed the best in implementation, five north-eastern states have entered the list for the first time. Announced on August 15, 2019, the scheme has benefitted over 16 crore rural households till now.